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John Dudley Willis

Executive Consultant





Sample Applications

Ethical Values and Systems in the Workplace
(Assessment and Development)
Executive Team Ethics
(Communication, Collaboration)
Ethics in the HR System
(Assessment of HR and its Ethics Impacts)
Ethics for Profit and Performance
(Employee Development and Culture)
Ethics Early Warning Systems
(Employee Cooperation/Assistance in Risk Management)
Ethics and Spirituality in Legal Collaboration
(Building on Executive/Employee Religious Values)


Ph.D.                  The University of Chicago
M.A.                    The University of Chicago

M.Div.                Emmanuel Christian Seminary

B.A.                    Kentucky Christian University


The Conflict Dynamics Profile®
The Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator
Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
Commonwealth of Kentucky, KY Commission on Human Rights (EEO Enforcement)
United States Postal Service (REDRESS Mediation)
The International Center for Dispute Resolution (Mediation)


National Ethics Leadership

(by invitation only – professional standards of practices, grievances – past)

American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, Ethics Committee
Association for Conflict Resolution, Ethics Committee
International Ombuds Association, Ethics Committee
National Association for Community Mediation, Ethics Committee
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Ethics Committee


Leadership Highlights

Conflict Management Education – Graduate Degree Design/Administration
Designed and administrated first 100% online U.S. Master of Science in Dispute Resolution based on national standards of practice, with required industry practicum (Sullivan University, Louisville, KY)

Conflict Resolution Practice – Governmental EEO Enforcement
Mastered the enforcement of U.S. Civil Rights Laws, demonstrated by a 63% (gross case load) Conciliation Settlement agency record; performed peer investigator case reviews and consultations; applied expertise to agency Intake and Procedures Form, leading to increased case process/investigation efficiency (Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Louisville, KY)

Conflict Management Education – Mediators and Arbitrators – (1)”Advancing Graduate Education in the Study of Dispute Resolution,” Federal Alternative Dispute Resolution Managers Luncheon (nationally teleconferenced), the U.S. Department of Energy, Washington DC; (2) “Enculturation, Trauma, and Neutrality: Adverse Impact of Experiences on Professional Process and Judgment” 17th Annual Conference, Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Greenbelt, MD

Conflict Management Education – Government Leaders – (1) “Transforming Municipal Efficiency Through Conflict Resolution,” The International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana; (2) “Ethical Principles for Government Leadership for Municipal Clerks,” The Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Municipal Clerks, Louisville, Kentucky; (3) “Managing Conflict in the Municipal Workplace,” 92nd Annual Conference, Illinois Municipal League, Chicago, Illinois; (4) “Ethical Representations and Customer Satisfaction,” The Kentucky Tourism Council, Frankfort, Kentucky

Conflict Management Education – Religious Communities – (1) “EEO Grievances and Litigation in Ecclesial Communities: Bishops Session,” The Kentucky Council of Churches, Annual Assembly, Bardstown, KY; (2) “Restorative Recognition–Victimization Through the Theology of Abuse,” Clergy Restorative Justice Working Group, Chicago, Illinois; (3) “Racism in the U.S. and Commonwealth of Kentucky: Choosing a New Christ-Centered Path,” Program Unit for Peacemaking and Racism, Kentucky Council of Churches, Lexington, Kentucky

Conflict Management Education – Religious Violence – (1) “Ten Years After September 11, 2001–Reflections in Three Parts for the Presbyterian Church USA”; “A Thousand Year Dynamic: Continuing Impacts of the Crusades on Current International Relations,” Frazier Historical Museum, Louisville, KY; (3) “Moses, Jesus, Muhammad: What Did the Prophets Teach Concerning Religious Violence/War?,” Association for Conflict Resolution Annual Meeting, Sponsored by the Section on Spirituality, Sacramento, CA; (4) “The Traditio Dissensionis: Foundations for Religious Hatred in Scripture and Exegetical Tradition,” Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, Casassa Conference [published by the University of Scranton Press]


Community Compassion Leadership

Kenneth Bereta Medical Fund (uninsured spinal injury), Founder
Blue Island, IL
Illinois Fair Housing Commission (discrimination monitoring), Member At Large
Blue Island, IL
The Food Pantry-Clothing Bank (resourcing, distribution), President
Elsberry, MO
David Temple Family Fund (uninsured industrial fatality), Founder
Elsberry, MO
Lincoln County Adult Sheltered Workshop (training, employment), Board Member
Troy, MO